11/12/2007, MADISON HEIGHTS, Mich.




Name Keena Toth
  Henkel Technologies - Automotive Group
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Henkel Strengthens Asia Sales Team

Craig Bell Named Sales Director, Japanese and Korean Key Accounts

Henkel today announced the appointment of Craig Bell as sales director, Japanese and Korean key accounts for its North American automotive division effective January 1, 2008. Bell will return to Henkel’s Madison Heights, Mich., facility after a two-year stint in Düsseldorf, Germany, to lead the Japanese and Korean OEM and automotive component sales teams in North America and will report to Dan Wohletz, vice president, automotive North America, Henkel.

“Profitably growing Henkel’s business with our Japanese and Korean OEM and supplier customers is critical to our continued success in the automotive industry,“ said Wohletz. “I am confident that Craig will provide the leadership needed to strengthen our current business and will provide the level of global coordination necessary to support this growth.”

Throughout his 14-year career with Henkel, Bell has held management roles in Henkel’s chemical management and marketing organizations. He currently serves as automotive marketing director in Düsseldorf, responsible for global strategy for the powertrain and components marketing segment. Bell holds a Bachelor of Arts in chemistry from Oberlin College in Ohio.

Henkel is the market leader in adhesives, sealants and surface treatments to the transportation industry. Backed by extensive design capabilities, a broad product range, specific application knowledge and technical expertise, the company delivers solutions to all segments of automotive development – automotive body, interior, chassis, electronics and powertrain production. Through powerful brands like Loctite®, Teroson®, Autophoretic®, Bonderite®, Frekote® and Multan™, Henkel provides significant economic and environmental advantages for today’s vehicles, making them safer, more comfortable and extending vehicle value.

For more than 130 years, Henkel has been a leader with brands and technologies that make people's lives easier, better and more beautiful.  Henkel operates in three business areas - Home Care, Personal Care, and Adhesives Technologies - and ranks among the Fortune Global 500 companies. In fiscal 2006, Henkel generated sales of $15.925 billion and operating profit of $1.622 billion. Our 52,000 employees worldwide are dedicated to fulfilling our corporate claim, "A Brand like a Friend," and ensuring that people in more than 125 countries can trust in brands and technologies from Henkel.